29.4 Upgrading ConsoleOne

ZENworks 7 Desktop Management requires ConsoleOne® version 1.3.6 or later.

ZENworks for Desktops 3.2 SP3 required that ConsoleOne be installed on the ZENworks for Desktops 3.2 SP3 Server in order to install the ZENworks for Desktops 3.2 SP3 snap-ins to the server. If desired, you could then copy the ConsoleOne directory from the server to a workstation in order to run ConsoleOne from the workstation.

ZENworks 7 lets you install the Desktop Management snap-ins to both a ConsoleOne directory on the Desktop Management Server and a ConsoleOne directory on a local workstation. By default, the snap-ins are installed to the server when you upgrade it from 3.2 SP3 to version 7.

As you upgrade ConsoleOne to version 1.3.6, you need to ensure that:

To perform a ConsoleOne upgrade:

  1. (Optional) Make a copy of at least one ConsoleOne installation that includes the ZENworks for Desktops 3.2 SP3 snap-in.

    ConsoleOne 1.3.6 supports the ZENworks for Desktops 3.2 SP3 snap-ins. You have the option of making a copy of your current ConsoleOne with the snap-ins, waiting to make a copy of the ConsoleOne 1.3.6 installation with the snap-ins (see Step 3), or doing both.

    For example, if you have a ZENworks for Desktops 3.2 SP3 Server with ConsoleOne 1.3.2 and the ZENworks for Desktops 3.2 SP3 snap-ins located in the sys:\public\mgmt\consoleone\1.2 directory and you want to ensure that you retain a copy of that installation, create a sys:\public\mgmt\consoleone\zfd32 directory and copy all files and subdirectories from the 1.2 directory to the zfd32 directory.

  2. Install ConsoleOne 1.3.6 to a local workstation or to a ZENworks for Desktops 3.2 SP3 Server. To do so:

    1. Insert the Novell ZENworks 7 Companion 1 CD (or the Novell ZENworks 7 with Support Pack 1 Companion 1 CD) into the CD drive of the workstation to autorun the ZENworks 7 installation program.

      If the installation program does not autorun, launch winsetup.exe from the root of the CD.

    2. Select Companion Programs and Files.

    3. Select Novell ConsoleOne to launch the ConsoleOne 1.3.6 (or 1.3.6e) installation program.

    4. Follow the prompts to install ConsoleOne to the ...\consoleone\1.2 directory.

      When installation is complete, the ...\consoleone\1.2 directory contains ConsoleOne 1.3.6 (in SP1, 1.3.6e). If you installed ConsoleOne to a location that contains the ZENworks for Desktops 3.2 SP3 snap-ins, the 3.2 SP3 snap-ins still function.

  3. (Optional) If you want to retain a copy of ConsoleOne 1.3.6 (or 1.3.6e) with the ZENworks for Desktops 3.2 SP3 snap-ins, copy the installation you created in Step 2 to another location.